Legendary Rajesh Khanna once did a film titled Shehzada with Raakhee Gulzar in the lead. It is now Kartik Aaryan’s turn to play the title role in a film of that title.
Many producers in the Hindi film industry see Kartik as the next superstar of Bollywood.
“He has almost as many hits as Rajesh Khanna. Like Khanna, Aaryan is popular across the age-board. Kids and grandmothers love him. And since the two generations bracketing the family love him the others have no choice,” says a veteran producer who is keen on signing Kartik.
Shehzada, the Hindi remake of Allu Arjun’s January 2020 Telugu blockbuster Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, will be directed by Rohit Dhawan -- David Dhawan’s elder son.
Rohit last directed Dishoom starring his brother Varun Dhawan.
A source close to the project says, “The producers of Shehzada paid a staggering Rs 9 crore for the remake rights. Allu Arjun who starred in the original may also make a guest appearance in Shehzada.”
Meanwhile, Kartik Aaryan has an interesting line up of films that we can look up to. The list includes Dhamaaka, Satyanarayan Ki Katha (with a new name), and Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 with Kiara Advani. Moreover, he was also spotted outside Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s office recently which made everyone wonder if there’s a film on cards.
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